Allan Szuflada, 1st VP Polish American Congress Ohio Division introducing Walter Borkowski who sang the Polish national anthem and Olivia Gutowski who sang the US anthem.
Allan Szuflada introduces Walter Borkowski
Walter Borkowski leads the Polish national anthem
Olivia Gutowski led the US national anthem
Allan Szuflada then introduced Father Eric Orzech, President and Chaplain of Polish American Congress Ohio Division for the invocation.
Father Eric Orzech gives the invocation
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Next, young students from the Henryk Sienkiewicz Polish School led by Principal Ewa Wiechec recited poetry in Polish.
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Olivia Gutowski performed the Hejnal Mariack on trumpet.
Olivia Gutowski performs the Hejnal Mariack
Walter Borkowski introduced the 2017 Miss Polonia and Junior Miss Polonia.
2017 Junior Miss Polonia Grace Morris
2017 Miss Polonia Nicole Koscielski
Next, Parma Mayor Tim DeGeeter spoke. He introduced his aunt and godmother Rita who came in from South Bend, Indiana.
Parma Mayor Tim DeGeeter
Parma Mayor Tim DeGeeter and his aunt Rita
At the end of the program Father Eric Orzech gave a short Benediction and Walter Borkowski led the crowd in God Bless America and Sto lat.
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